Companies sign strategic partnership agreement to develop an extended-range version of the Brazilian Navy’s MANSUP anti-ship missile
SIATT, a Brazilian company specializing in smart weapons and high-tech systems, and GRUPO EDGE, a United Arab Emirates defence conglomerate, have signed a contract to develop MANSUP-ER, an extended-range version of the Brazilian Navy’s MANSUP (National Anti-Ship Surface Missile).
The new missile has an extended range of 200 kilometers, is equipped with a Turbomachine turbine, flies at a speed of 950 Km/h and is capable of carrying 150 kg of explosive charge. Its characteristics allow it to be adapted for integration into selected air and ground systems.
The strategic partnership was formalized by the president of EDGE’s Missiles & Weapons Cluster, Hamad Al Marar, SIATT’s CEO, Antonio Rogerio Prattes Salvador, and SIATT’s Competitiveness Director, Carlos Alberto de Paiva Carvalho, on Tuesday (14), during the Dubai Air Show.
The celebration was attended by the Honorable Ambassador of Brazil to the UAE Sidney Leon Romero, Dr. Juliana Larenas, Undersecretary of SEPROD (Secretariat of Defense Products), and Rear Admiral Marcelo Menezes Cardoso, director of DSAM (Navy Weapons Systems Directorate), representing the Ministry of Defense and the Brazilian Navy respectively.
SIATT led the development of the Navy’s MANSUP project, being responsible for the Guidance, Navigation and Control System and the Telemetry System.
MANSUP-ER will be the first project carried out in cooperation with GRUPO EDGE and highlights the expertise of Brazilian industry.
“This contract consolidates the partnership between SIATT and GRUPO EDGE, and represents a significant contribution to Brazil’s technological sovereignty,” said Antonio Salvador, CEO of SIATT.